UFC officials announced the news Friday, revealing that the April 27 bill will move forward minus the lightweight bout. The pay-per-view event takes place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and is headlined by a light heavyweight title collision between reigning champion Jon Jones and former two-time middleweight title contender Chael Sonnen.
Iaquinta fought his way to the finals of “TUF 15,” only to succumb to a Michael Chiesa rear-naked choke at the live finale last June. The setback marked the second straight defeat for the 25-year-old New Yorker, who began his career with a record of 5-0-1 before being handed his first loss by UFC vet Pat Audinwood under the Ring of Combat banner.
Proctor, meanwhile, earned a victory at the “TUF 15” finale, finishing Jeremy Larsen with a first-round technical knockout. The 27-year-old would see a four-fight winning streak halted in his next outing, however, as the Massachusetts native was outpointed by “TUF 13” finalist Ramsey Nijem on Dec. 8 at UFC on Fox 5.view original article >>
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